Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians MLB Game Picks 8/4/2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Barria vs. Shane Bieber
David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (56-55, 4th in AL West) are headed to Progressive Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (64-45, 2nd in AL Central).
The Angels have been inconsistent for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 56-55-0 SU. The Indians are covering 58.7% of the time, going 64-45-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a decent Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 52-52-7.
Los Angeles covers 50.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 27-27-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians are covering 59.7% of the time at Progressive Field, going 34-23-0 SU.
The Indians have been a decent Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 48-57-4.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/2/2019 Kevan Smith C Toe Probable for Aug 3
7/29/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/27/2019 Noe Ramirez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/27/2019 Andrew Heaney SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
7/3/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
8/2/2019 Tyler Olson RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/2/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/31/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/31/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/30/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/26/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/18/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 56-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Barria has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 6.28 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 42 strikeouts over his 43 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 501 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 538 hitters and walked 215 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 956 base hits and 539 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 396 batters and struck out 979. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Angels hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. David Fletcher is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 111 hits this season in 385 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 101. Mike Trout is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .440. He has totaled 109 hits and he has driven in 87 men in 367 at bats. His OPS+ is 189 while his slugging percentage is at .665. The Angels have 975 hits, including 192 doubles and 162 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 406 times so far this season and they have struck out 795 times as a unit. They have left 783 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 563 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 64-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.40, Shane Bieber has a 10-4 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 174 strikeouts over the 140.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 311 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 350 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 860 base knocks and 405 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 312 hitters and struck out 1,026 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Indians hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .358. He has 116 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 377 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .525 with an OPS+ of 127. Carlos Santana is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 106 hits in 382 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .518. The Indians as a unit have 909 base hits, including 187 doubles and 145 homers. Cleveland has walked 378 times this year and they have struck out on 888 occasions. They have had 730 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 507 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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